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Global Studies: Books, Journals

Resources for the Global Studies programme offered by NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

How to find books and other library materials?

How to find a book? 

  1. FindMore is a Google-like search engine that is great for interdisciplinary research. It searches across all subject areas and all document types including books, e-books, journal articles, newspaper articles, theses, dissertations, videos and more. FindMore also provides access to online full-text contents available in the NUS Libraries' catalogue and subscribed electronic resources. 

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  1. Use Books & Media, i.e. LINC (NUS Library INtegrated Catalogue) if you know which item you are looking for. Search by specific field(s) such as Title, Author, Keyword or Subject.

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How to borrow it
Use your student card to borrow books at the self-check machines or go to the Loans Desk.

How to return it?
Return borrowed books at the designated book drops or at the Loans Desk. 
RBR items (books on 2-hour loan period) should be returned at the self-check machines of the library you have borrowed it from.

How to reserve if the book is borrowed out?
Place hold/ Reserve the book if it is out on loan using LINC (NUS Library INtegrated Catalogue).

What do the different status codes (Available, On HoldshelfUse in Library, etc.) mean?

How to find a journal article?

Journals are academic magazines that publish articles and carry footnotes and bibliographies.

(1) Search by article title in our search engine (Findmore or Findmore (New)) to see if we have a subscription

Please note that search by article title only works for 90% of our online articles. Also, this method will never work to find articles that we have in print only. If this is the case, search by journal title (not article title).

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(2) Search by journal title in Books & Media

If an online article is not found, try searching by journal title (not the article title) to check if we have the print journal in the library. Check availability of relevant volume and issue of the journal.  

 

Proxy Bookmarklet and Google Scholar

The Proxy Bookmarklet and Google Scholar allow you to directly access full text of e-resources via the subscription of NUS. 

Proxy Bookmarklet  - Use this when you are on a site asking you to pay for access

Google Scholar + NUS Libraries - Use this with Google Scholar to gain access to full text with one click

 

Databases for Research

Databases are a good place to begin research. The databases subscribed by NUS Libraries contain journal articles. conference papers, book chapters, newspaper articles, book chapters, reports,  reviews and more. You can search a database for information (on a particular subject, keyword, author, etc.) across multiple sources  (journals, newspapers, etc.) simultaneously.

  1. At the Library portal, select the Databases tab to search or browse a database of your choice:

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  1. Not sure which database to use?
    You can browse by:

Alternatively, check out the recommended databases in Subject Guides curated by our Resources Librarians